Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices

written by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by Eric Beddows

Poetry about insects designed for two readers to enjoy together. Winner of the 1989 Newbery Award.

Poetry about insects that was designed for two readers to enjoy together; on each page are two columns of verse to alternate reading aloud. Explores the various sounds and concerns of six-legged creatures ranging from fireflies writing in the sky to a love affair between two lice, crickets eating pie crumbs and the single day life of a mayfly. Charming large scale soft-pencil illustrations enhance the comical, easy-to-read text. Winner of the 1989 Newbery Award.